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Microsoft Hyper-V Cluster Design by Eric Siron

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Virtualized domain controllers in a Hyper-V Cluster

The subject of domain controllers in a virtual environment does not enjoy universal agreement. You have three generic possibilities: all physical, all virtual, and a mixture. When a virtualized environment is present, the most common deployment scenario is the mixed method. Domain controllers are typically not resource-intensive, even in a high density environment, so performance is not a driving concern. There are a number of reasons that many organizations will choose to maintain physical domain controllers.

Discomfort with virtualization of a vital infrastructure role

The fear of placing something like Active Directory in a virtualized environment is quite real. If there is a general resistance ...

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